Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 16513 times:
AFAIK, the FAA still allows smoking in the cockpit, though in the US nearly all airlines have policies prohibiting it. WN was (perhaps still is?) an exception because Herb Kelleher suffers from a serious nicotine addiction.
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 16418 times:
Any US aircraft flying within the United States smoking is prohibited, once airlines decided to go all non-smoking, they may have just made it a law. As for smoking in the cockpit in that pic, I sure as hell wouldnt want to fly anymore, could you imagine how bad that would be, let alone how much of a health risk.
"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 16285 times:
Would you be worried if you found out your FO wasn't focused? I suggest you keep that in mind. As a Captain, it is my perrogative to make those kinds of decisions. That's what I get paid for. Personally, I think chewing tobacco is just about the worst substance know to man. I'd take 2nd hand smoke any day.
Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 16197 times:
Well if this policy holds true for US Airspace, what would happen in countries like Japan or Korea?
There, smoking is almost like a norm. I have heard of some strict policies but I always wondered if pilots didn't smoke in the cockpit.
I am a smoker myself and trust me, its a pain on 10 or 11 hour flights. I have a horrible headache by the time I get off the ac. I don't know about pilots but if they are originally smokers and they are concentrating that much, I would reckon that some of them will DESPERATELY want to smoke.
Gabrielz From United States of America, joined May 2004, 80 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 16132 times:
Umm, to reiterate a previous post:
FAA regulations do not prohibit pilots from smoking in the cockpit, nor the crew from smoking in crew rest areas. Only pax areas are smoke free, according to the regs.
The airlines have their own rules about what's allowed vis-a-vis smoking in the cockpit, but it is not the law.
As for smoking rules on non-US carriers in US airspace: yes, US regulations extend to non-US carriers whose origin or destination is the US. Aeroflot tried to get an exemption to this rule a few years back and pretty much failed. In the EU, I believe the rule is that scheduled carriers may not allow smoking, though charter carriers may (at their discretion) - but there was some talk that this rule had been amended.
L1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 16108 times:
Even in the US Non-US charter carriers are still allowed to offer smoking flights... or at least they still were allowed about 2 years back... Condor still offered Smoking Flights to the US until December 2003 I think!
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 15889 times:
I get the feeling that perhaps somewhere in the CIS there might be a flightcrew or two lighting up in the cockpit. As far as I know, most airlines there don't yet prohibit smoking onboard A/C... Plus, for those of you who have tried Russian cigarettes, they're not your marlboro or camel or whatever! They're packed to the brim with tar and about three times the amount of neuro-toxins that we speak so ill of in the western world... So who would like their pilot sucking down those during a heavy crosswind final approach???
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
SU From Russia, joined Apr 2004, 360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15586 times:
Took a flight from Kiev to Moscow Domodedovo on Sibir last year in November. It was Tu-154B-2. During taxiing, after we landed, the flight engineer came out of the cockpit and HUGE cloud of smoke came out with him. (I was sitting in the first row and could see it) and on my way out of the plane I looked into the opened cockpit door and both pilots were smoking right there...
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 15326 times:
Smoking is Prohobited,But in my previous Workplace there were quite a Few Pilots that were smokers.
In the Current Airline,there are Tobacco chewers Though .Screwing up the Boom mike.
I know a Pilot who when He tries to talk to Anyone,People stand besides him rather than Accross to avoid a pray of Chewed Tobacco flying around.
Think of the brighter side!
: I hope there's ashtrays installed in cockpits for pilots' use...
: I mean, there's stuff like Nicorette too. I do appreciate though, that gum may not help much. This has shed light on my concern. Thanks all! I guess i
: Well, the first picture...it is after all a Spanish crew and spanish are definitely known for smoking quite heavily..so I would assume that possibly h